Both Gina Kirschenheiter and Braunwyn Windham-Burke spent the last Real Housewives of Orange County season sucking up to Tamra Judge. And that’s where the similarities end. Gina joined Tamra to bash her “close” friend Emily Simpson multiple times and Tamra made out with Braunwyn many times.
During the Season 15 premiere episode, Braunwyn showed off new home, which includes a nightclub. Then, Gina showed us her three-bedroom condo that she shares with her new boyfriend Travis Mullen and all six of their kids. The contrast was very much apparent. During the second episode, Gina took shots with Emily and drunk dialed Braunwyn. Meanwhile, Braunwyn continued to focus on her sobriety. These two seem to be on the opposite page most of the time. Braunwyn brushes her hair and Gina has ratty, visibly extensions. I can go on and on, but I’m a nobody. Let’s see what Braunwyn has to say about her frenemy Gina.
Technically, Tamra Judge is not a cast member on the current Real Housewives of Orange County season, but she might as well be. She has been mentioned multiple times throughout the season’s first two episodes.
Kelly Dodd and Emily Simpson made many jokes about the demise of the Tres Amigas. Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealed that her mom Dr. Deb outed her alcoholism to Tamra to get back at Braunwyn for comments Braunwyn made about Deb’s terrible parenting during her first season. Gina Kirschenheiter concocted a storyline based on a one-off conversation with Tamra about a text Sean Burke sent her last season. No one, to my knowledge has said Vicki Gunvalson’s name, other than obviously including her in the mention of the “Tres Amigas,” but Vicki is acting like she’s mad about the many mentions she thinks she’s getting.
Hello Real Housewives of Orange County fans! We’re two weeks into the seismic change that is this year in the OC and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be recapping the lives of the First Ladies of Bravo for the remainder of Season 15! I’m an OG RHOC fan — I’ve been watching since Season 1, Episode 1. That was all the way back in 2005 when I’d sneak Bravo on the TV in my parents’ room, daydreaming about life behind the tony gates of Coto de Caza. Well, that and crushing hard on Shane Keough while stressing about whether Lauri Waring Peterson would ever live the OC lifestyle again. Of course, none of the women currently on the show were even a twinkle in Andy Cohen‘s eye at that point. And to be frank, I had my fair share of reservations going into the season because of that.
Could RHOC survive without Vicki Gunvalson? What about Tamra Judge? As a resident Housewives expert, I’ve always been an ardent believer that each city in the franchise needs an OG to act as anchor to the show’s history. So no matter how many ‘Wives came and went through Bravo’s revolving door, there would always be someone who’d been there from the very beginning. And whether I loved or hated them in any given season, I truly expected to watch Vicki and Tamra whooping it up in a retirement community thirty years from now for Season 45.
What can you say about Real Housewives of Orange County. Well, quite a lot this season. Gone are the days of Vicki Gunvalson whooping it up and peeing on beds. We said good-bye to Tamra Judge, though Tamra has not said good-bye to us. Never fear, viewers have a new cast member to focus on! Elizabeth Vargas joined the show and brought along her enormous divorce settlement. Shannon STORMS Beador, Kelly Dodd, the lovable Emily Simpson, and Gina Kirschenheiter remain to teach us all what not to do in life.
This season appears to revolve around Braunwyn Windham-Burke and her battle with alcohol, but we cannot forget what happened last year. Gina and ex-husband Matt Kirschenheiter went through some very hard times. “Hard times” is a polite way of saying Matt lost his shit and threatened to kill Gina while her kids were asleep. That stunt got Matt some jail time and a restraining order. Over 12 months out from the fight, the restraining order still stands. Now Gina gives an update on where she and Matt are with their relationship, and what changes have been made.
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County has introduced us to newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. No—not the Elizabeth Vargas who is a reporter and documentary host.
This Elizabeth is the Founder/CEO of digital music label and streaming service Edge Music. Elizabeth is also in the process of divorcing her husband, Bernt Bodal. She is friends with RHOC co-star Kelly Dodd. Viewers will have to wait and see if that is still the case after this season.
We’re a total of like 43 minutes into the newest season of Real Housewives of Orange County and whew. I think it may actually be a doozy. Whatever we’re about to see on the show, it seems the women have been waiting for episode 1 to drop so that they could unleash a complete shit show of personal info on social media. And yea. I’m here for it.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke has spilled that she’s not speaking to any of her cast-mates. Shannon Beador has fired back against Braunwyn too. Braunwyn also admitted shes not living with her husband. Meanwhile, Emily Simpson is still trying to make her troll husband happen while co-signing Shannon’s comments about newly-sober Braunwyn. Are we about to see an Emily and Shannon tag-team take down?
So yea. It’s not really news that Kelly Dodd is fully off her rocker these last few months. The quick summary is that she’s constantly spewing “jokes” and comments minimizing the impact of COVID-19. Then she apologizes. Then she does it again. Then she lashes out at fans. Then she apologizes again. Then she makes more stupid comments. Round and round we go.
Has Kelly been a gift to the Real Housewives of Orange County franchise while we were struggling to make it through the useless tres-amigas years? Yes. Now that they’re gone is she a necessary evil? I’m not so sure.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke put the “real” in Real Housewives of Orange County during the Season 15 premiere episode. After apologizing to Emily Simpson (which she initiated on her own) for pushing her away last season and brushing off her comments about Braunwyn’s party habits, she looked into the camera and said “My name is Braunwyn and I’m an alcoholic.”
She also admitted to drinking at least once an hour during a Miami trip with Kelly Dodd to celebrate Rick Leventhal’s birthday because if she didn’t have alcohol, she would have the shakes. Braunwyn even confessed to hiding alcohol bottles and refilling alcohol bottles to keep up appearances. Now, that it’s all out in the open, Braunwyn is opening up about her sobriety journey.